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Becky Suss

b. 1980, Philadelphia, PA; lives and works Philadelphia, PA

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Becky Suss makes paintings of domestic interiors where memory, reality, and subjectivity converge. She began her project focusing on her grandparents’ home and the art and décor therein and has moved on to train her eye on other interior spaces, most recently the studio and home of Philadelphia sculptor and furniture designer, Wharton Esherick.


Suss had a solo exhibition at the Instute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 2015 and a solo show at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY in 2017. She has shown at venues in Philadelphia including Vox Populi, Space 1026, The Icebox, Little Berlin, Painted Bride Arts Center, and University City Arts League. Elsewhere she has exhibited in group exhibtions at The School/Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY; The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; and LUMP, Raleigh, NC, among others. Suss was a resident at Vermont Studio Center in 2012 and at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Suss received her MFA from University of California, Berkeley and her BA from Williams College. Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick


Becky Suss awarded Pew Fellowship

Suss is the recipient of a 2019 Fellowship in the Arts from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage.

Oct 14, 2019

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Vernacular Interior

Becky Suss

curated by Adeze Wilford
Hales Gallery
New York, NY
Jun 6–Jul 20 2019

May 14, 2019

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The Autotopographers

Becky Suss


John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, WI
Mar 24–Sep 15, 2019

Mar 23, 2019

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Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick at the Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick Museum

Malvern, PA
Mar 4–31, 2019

This presentation incorporates Becky Suss’s paintings of Esherick’s studio back into the studio itself, bringing Suss’s collaboration with the Esherick Museum full circle.

Feb 20, 2019

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event * Conversation with Becky Suss

Saturday, January 26, 2pm


Join us on the closing day of Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick for a conversation wtih Becky Suss; Wharton Esherick Museum's Executive Director, Julie Siglin, and Curator and Program Director, Laura Heemer; and Moderne Gallery's Founder and Co-Director, Robert Aibel.


A publication to accompany the exhibition will be available for purchase.

Jan 26, 2019

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Wharton Esherick’s Home Studio, channelled through Becky Suss’s paintings at Fleisher-Ollman Gallery [The Artblog]

Mandy Palasik on Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick in The Artblog

Becky Suss

Jan 10, 2019

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Becky Suss Paints Wharton Esherick’s Dream-Like Home and Studio [Hyperallergic]

Samantha Mitchell on Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick in Hyperallergic.


Becky Suss

Dec 18, 2018

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Wharton Esherick, re-interpreted [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Edith Newhall on Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick in the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Becky Suss

Nov 25, 2018

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One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art

Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, CA

Oct 14, 2018–Mar 11, 2019

Becky Suss

Oct 14, 2018

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Group show featuring Becky Suss


Jack Shainman Gallery
New York, NY

Jun 26–Aug 10, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

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In My Room: Artists Paint the Interior 1950–Now

Fralin Art Museum
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
May 18–Sep 30, 2018


Group show featuring Becky Suss

May 18, 2018

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Independent Goes its Own Way and Reaps Rewards

James Miller in The Art Newspaper


Independent 2018

Mar 10, 2018

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Press for Independent

Martha Schwendener in The New York times. 

Mar 04, 2016

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Becky Suss

Press for Becky Suss at Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania:

Philadelphia Inquirer
Artfoum.com: Critics' Picks
Modern Painters: Artists to Watch

Dec 09, 2015

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Becky Suss in "Good Neighbors"

Becky Suss is included in Good Neighbors, an exhibition exploring notions of home and community.

The Berman Museum
601 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
October 14, 2014-January 11, 2015

Oct 15, 2014

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Begin Where You Are

Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts

1400 N. American St., Philadelphia

Aug 14–Sep 13, 2014


Curated by Timothy Belknap, Ryan McCartney and Anna Neighbor, Begin Where You Are features 32 Philadelphia-based artists, including Anthony Campuzano, Sarah Gamble, Becky Suss and Paul Swenbeck.

Aug 15, 2014

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Becky Suss in Woodmere Annual Juried Exhibition

73rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Woodmere Art Museum
Jun 14–Sep 1, 2014
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Open House:
Saturday, June 28, 12-4pm
Free and open to the public


Gallery talk with juror Sarah McEneany:
Saturday, July 12, 3–4pm

Jun 24, 2014

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